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September 16, 2009
From journal Terrific Tokyo
October 27, 2006
From journal So, What Else is in Tokyo Besides Disneyland?
May 20, 2006
From journal Tokyo and Tokyo Disneyland Resort Highlight
Mexico City, Mexico
December 16, 2001
The garden was the official hunting ground for the Tokugawa Shogunate in the 17th century and the upper classes hunted ducks here until the Second World War. There are some description and photographs of how this was done with nets rather than other kinds of lethal weapons. There is also a salt-water pond with three islands linked by wooden bridges. Green tea is served in a rest house on one of the islands. The pond is swarmed with ducks and other birds if you visit late afternoon.
The park offers fantastic views of Rainbow Bridge as well as interesting vistas of very modern high-rise buildings in the background. Many new buildings in the vicinity are currently under construction.
Vending machines are available at the kiosks and picnicking is allowed in several areas. All paths are gravel, which is not convenient for strollers.
The park can also be reach by waterbus from the Sumida River Line from Asakusa.
A bonus if you drive in Tokyo is a rare free parking area - although the 40 odd spaces tend to fill up fast.
From journal Parks and Gardens in Central Tokyo
September 10, 2000
From journal Tokyo river trip and secret garden